Bruce Hamilton

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Bruce has been creating high-end reproductions of Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture for over 30 years, having commissioned pieces from client’s the length of Britain and thoughout the world. If you are interested in enquiring about a commission, then please get in touch.

Ingram Range

This range of furniture is based on the Ingram chair, the original designed for the White Dining room, Ingram Street tearooms. This gallery shows various examples of dining suites featuring the Ingram chairs, and chairs Mackintosh designed for the Ingram Street tearoom.

High back Ingram
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Argyle Range

The Argyle chair, Mackintosh’s first high back chair is instantly recognisable with its large oval head rail and stylised ‘flying bird’ cut through this oval. The current Argyle range also has other pieces that were designed for the Argyle Street Tearooms and examples of dining room suites featuring the Argyle chair.

Private Commissions

This gallery shows a selection of reproduction Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed cabinets and standalone pieces of furniture that have been commissioned and shipped all over the world. 

Hunterain sideboard (Front)
House for an Art Lover Dining Suite

House for an Art Lover

In 1994 Bruce was commissioned to produce the Dining Room Furniture for The House for an Art Lover. The plans for the house – which Mackintosh had originally presented in 1903 – had remained on paper for 90 years before the building was realised in Bellahouston Park Glasgow. This Gallery features various images of the Dining Furniture in the Art Lovers House and images of subsequent Art Lovers’ commissions that have completed.

Glasgow School of art

In 2003 Bruce received a commission for six replacement chairs for the Director’s Room at the Glasgow School of Art. The originals had been in daily use since 1904 and were showing severe signs of wear and tear.

In 2007 Bruce was then commissioned to produce twelve Board Room Chairs to replace the originals as it was decided to protect the original chairs within the Mackintosh museum. This was the first time that the furniture had been replaced in the lifetime of the Mackintosh building at the GSA. Bruce was honoured to have been asked to undertake such a notable work and he is particularly proud of these commissions.
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Mackintosh at the Willow arm chair

Tearooms

This gallery showcases pieces that were originally produced in the 1990’s. Bruce subsequently made High Back Ingram chairs and Chinese chairs for the Mackintosh Willow Tearooms on Buchanan Street in Glasgow. The gallery also shows more recent images of the furniture that Bruce made for the reconstruction of the Mackintosh at the Willow in 2018.
Bruce takes pride in the level of detail that he adds to every piece of furniture that he creates. Every section is planned out and measured with the utmost care.

If you are interested in finding out more information about any of the pieces you have seen then please contact us or use the contact form below. Every effort is made to get back to you within 24 hours.

Testimonials

You recently made me an Ingram high back chair which was for my wife’s 60th birthday. I would just like to say how pleased I am with it. Not only are we pleased with the chair, but we are both impressed with your skills as a craftsman. Once again thanks for a great job, and thanks for making her birthday so special.
TREVOR
(UK)

Testimonials

We’ve taken delivery this afternoon and they look great. Exactly as we imagined and better than we hoped for. Thank you and should you ever need a reference or photos we’d be happy to oblige.
Stephen
(Paris)
You recently made me an Ingram high back chair which was for my wife’s 60th birthday. I would just like to say how pleased I am with it. Not only are we pleased with the chair, but we are both impressed with your skills as a craftsman. Once again thanks for a great job, and thanks for making her birthday so special.
Trevor
(UK)
First working day back in Cape Town and I already have my chairs. In two words: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I am having to rearrange my furniture accordingly to give them all pride of place. The settle I knew and already loved. The two chairs I had only seen in pictures before – truly works of art. Deceptively simple in looks; devilishly complex in detail. Thank you so much – I can see why you were loath to let them go! I love the reddish wood too… Kind regards from a very satisfied customer. What next?!

Michael

(South Africa)

I am long overdue in writing to thank you for the beautiful CRM Ladder Back reproduction chair that you managed to get to me in time for Christmas. My husband was absolutely delighted with it. It is a work of art. I am especially grateful that he got it before he went back to Africa as I’m not sure that it would have been the same to show him a picture. It is nice to know that there are still craftsmen such as yourself amidst the world of mass production.
Jeanette
(Aberdeenshire)
Well, more than a month has passed since Christmas and I realise that I haven’t dropped you a line to let you know how the ladder back was received…Dave loved it!! His face on Christmas day was a picture…he couldn’t believe that I had bought it and was rendered speechless ( a rare thing!!). He circled it slowly, looked at it from every angle and ran his hands up and down each and every part of it! It has pride of place in his home and I will never regret buying it for him. He is totally impressed with your craftsmanship, as am I. Thank you so much.
Michaela
(UK)
Thank you so much for bringing the chair over yesterday. I am sure it will go down well as a christening present – I cant imagine anything better!
Max
(UK)

The chairs and table have arrived in perfect condition, and we are very pleased with the result; in particular, the colour/shade of the chairs and fabric perfectly match our existing furniture/floor. It sure was worth waiting! We thank you a lot. P.S. We also have appreciated the efficient design of the crate … the furniture did travel safely.

Christian and Marie-Antoine
(PARIS)
Hello Bruce, your work has been much admired. The switch box was a most admirable solution, beautifully made and looks like it has always been there. One would not know that the pews had been altered. I sent a pic of it to Nigel Robb, secy of CARTA ata121. He was most impressed.

Richard

(Bearsden cross church)

Hello Bruce, the chair was delivered safely yesterday and we are delighted with it. We think that the quality of your workmanship is outstanding & also appreciated the care you took in ensuring the chair was properly packed so that it arrived without any damage.
Dave
(UK)